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Jonathan's Space Report 
No. 727 draft                                                 2016 May 30 Somerville, MA
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JSR 726 is now permalinked at http://planet4589.org/space/jsr/back/news.726

International Space Station
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Expedition 47 continues with  commander Tim Kopra and flight engineers
Yuriy Malenchenko, Tim Peake, Alexey Ovchinin, Oleg Skripochka and Jeff Williams.

The Nanoracks NRCSD-8 successfully completed ejecting its cubesats on Jun 2.

IS-31
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The Intelsat IS-31 satellite with the DirecTV Latin America 2 (DLA-2) Ku-band payload
was launched on an ILS Proton on Jun 9 into supersynchronous transfer orbit.
The Proton second stage suffered an early shutdown of one of its 4 engines,
leaving the vehicle 28m/s slow at stage 3 separation. Fortunately the Briz-M
stage was able to correct the problem by adjusting its burn times and delivered
the satellite to the correct orbit.



Table of Recent Orbital Launches 
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Date UT       Name            Launch Vehicle        Site            Mission       INTL.   Catalog  Perigee Apogee  Incl   Notes
                                                                                                      km      km   deg

May  6 0521   JCSAT 14            Falcon 9 FT        Canaveral SLC40   Comms          28A   S41471  35758 x 35864 x   0.0 GEO 176E
May 15 0243   Yaogan 30           Chang Zheng 2D     Jiuquan           Imaging        29A   S41473    628 x   656 x  98.1 0900LT SSO
May 16 1005   MinXSS )                               ISS, LEO          Astronomy   9867HV   S41475    398 x   402 x  51.6
              CADRE  )                                                 Science     9867HU   S41474    398 x   402 x  51.6
May 16 1440   STMSat-1 )                             ISS, LEO          Tech        9867HW   S41476    399 x   402 x  51.6
              Nodes 1  )                                               Tech        9867HX   S41477    398 x   403 x  51.6
              Nodes 2  )                                               Tech        9867HY   S41478    400 x   401 x  51.6
May 17 0845   Flock 2e'-1/0D05)                      ISS, LEO          Imaging     9867HZ   S41479    399 x   402 x  51.6
              Flock 2e'-2/0C1B)                                        Imaging     9867JB   S41481    400 x   401 x  51.6
May 17 1200   Flock 2e'-3/0D06)                      ISS, LEO          Imaging     9867JA   S41480    398 x   402 x  51.6
              Flock 2e'-4/0C22)                                        Imaging     9867JC   S41482    399 x   402 x  51.6
May 17 2300   Flock 2e-1/0C37)                       ISS, LEO          Imaging     9867JD   S41483    398 x   403 x  51.6
              Flock 2e-2/0C78)                                         Imaging     9867JE   S41484    398 x   402 x  51.6
May 18 0215   Flock 2e-3/0C60)                       ISS, LEO          Imaging     9867JG   S41486    399 x   402 x  51.6
              Flock 2e-4/0C41)                                         Imaging     9867JH   S41487    398 x   403 x  51.6
May 18 0705   Lemur-2 Theresacondor                  ISS, LEO          Met-RO      9867JF   S41485    400 x   401 x  51.6
              Lemur-2 Kane                                             Met-RO      9867JJ   S41488    399 x   401 x  51.6
May 18 1115   Lemur-2 Nick-Allain                    ISS, LEO          Met-RO      9867JK   S41489    399 x   401 x  51.6
              Lemur-2 Jeff                                             Met-RO      9867JL   S41490    399 x   401 x  51.6
May 24 0848   GalileoSat-13 )     Soyuz ST-B         CSG               Navigation   30B     S41549  23551 x 23566 x  57.4
              GalileoSat-14 )                                          Navigation   30A     S41550  23553 x 23616 x  57.4
May 27 2139   Thaicom 8           Falcon 9 FT        Canaveral SLC40   Comms        31A     S41552    347 x 90190 x  21.2
May 29 0844   Kosmos-2516         Soyuz-2-1B         Plesetsk LC43/4   Navigation   32A     S41554  19124 x 19152 x  64.8
May 30 0317   Ziyuan-3 02  )      Chang Zheng 4B     Taiyuan           Imaging      33A     S41556    484 x   499 x  97.5 1024LT SSO
              Fresco       )                                           Imaging      33B     S41557    481 x   499 x  97.5 1024LT SSO
              Batata       )                                           Imaging      33C     S41558    481 x   499 x  97.5 1024LT SSO
May 30 1140   Flock 2e-5/0C43)                       ISS, LEO          Imaging     9867JM             401 x   404 x  51.6
              Flock 2e-6/0C75)                                         Imaging     9867JN             401 x   404 x  51.6
May 31 0045   Flock 2e-7/0C24)                       ISS, LEO          Imaging     9867JP             401 x   404 x  51.6
              Flock 2e-8/0C2B)                                         Imaging     9867JQ             401 x   404 x  51.6
May 31 0400   Flock 2e'-5/0C59                       ISS, LEO          Imaging     9867JR             401 x   404 x  51.6
              Flock 2e'-6/0C46                                         Imaging     9867JS             401 x   404 x  51.6
May 31 0935   Flock 2e'-7/0C42                       ISS, LEO          Imaging     9867JT             401 x   404 x  51.6
              Flock 2e'-8/0C76                                         Imaging     9867JU             401 x   404 x  51.6
May 31 2355   Flock 2e-9/0C14                        ISS, LEO          Imaging     9867JV             401 x   404 x  51.6
              Flock 2e-10/0C82                                         Imaging     9867JW             401 x   404 x  51.6
Jun  1 0310   Flock 2e-11/0C13                       ISS, LEO          Imaging     9867JX             401 x   404 x  51.6
              Flock 2e-12/0C79                                         Imaging     9867JY             401 x   404 x  51.6
Jun  1 0625   Flock 2e'-9/0C19                       ISS, LEO          Imaging     9867JZ             401 x   404 x  51.6
              Flock 2e'-10/0C65                                        Imaging     9867KA             401 x   404 x  51.6
Jun  2 0215   Flock 2e'-11/0C27                      ISS, LEO          Imaging     9867KB             401 x   404 x  51.6
              Flock 2e'-12/0C81                                        Imaging     9867KC             401 x   404 x  51.6
Jun  4 1400   Kosmos-2517          Rokot             Plesetsk LC133    Geodetic      34A    S41579    936 x   961 x  99.3 0600LT SSO
Jun  9 0710   Intelsat IS-31       Proton/Briz-M     Baykonur LC200/39 Comms         35A    S41581   3362 x 65039 x  29.5

Table of Recent Suborbital Launches
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Date UT       Payload/Flt Name Launch Vehicle      Site                  Mission    Apogee/km    Target

May 18 0045?  HiFire-5B        VS-30/Orion         Woomera               Hypersonic    278       Woomera Range
May 18 0702   FTX-21 Target    MRBM-T3             Kauai                 Target        300?      Pacific
May 25        Nudol'           Nudol'              Plesetsk              Test          100?      -
May 25        CTV-01a          SM-3-IB            DDG-70, Kauai          Test          100?      Pacific
May 26        CTV-02           SM-3-IB            DDG-70, Kauai          Test          100?      Pacific
Jun  1 1900   NASA 36.318UE    Black Brant 9       White Sands           Solar UV      290       White Sands

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